Tuesday, December 7

12 Days of Christmas Crafts - Day 7

Yesterday's scarf looks pretty lonely, don't you think? I think it needs some warm chunky mittens to keep it company.

Chunky Mittens
Bulky homespun yarn
Size 9 dp needles or size to obtain gauge - 4 stiches and 6 rows to the inch in stockinette
Finished size - Women's Small

Cast on 18 stitches
5 rounds K1P1 rib 
Knit 1 round
Knit 1 round, increasing 1 at each end
4 rounds stockinette

K9, inc1 on 10th and 11th stitch (knit in front and back), place marker between inc, K to end
K10, place marker, K2, place marker, K10
K10, K1 and inc, K1 and inc, K10
Knit 1 round (24 stitches)
K10, K1 and inc, K2, K1 and inc, K10
Knit 1 round (26 stitches)
K10, K1 and inc, K4, K1 & inc, K10
Knit 1 round (28 stitches)
Turn work and K10 and continue in stockinette across 8 stitches for 6 rows
K2 together across thumb
Cut yarn, leaving 6 inches and weave through 4 remaining thumb stitches and pull tight
Attach yarn for remaining body stitches
K1 and inc, K to end of round
Continue in stockinette until the body covers pinky finger

Row 1: K2 tog, K6, K2 tog, K1, slip slip knit (SSK), K6, SSK
Row 2: Knit 1 round on every even row
Row 3: K2 tog, K4, K2 tog, K1, SSK, K4, SSK
Row 5: K2 tog, K2, K2 tog, K1, SSK, K2, SSK
Row 7: K2 tog, K2 tog, K1, SSK, SSK
Weave tail through remaining stitches and pull tight

Weave in ends

I'm a slow knitter but the project was completed in about 2 hours. Now I need to finish the 2nd mitten; I'm notorious for knitting half the pair. Pointless. I think I can, I think I can. . .


  1. You are a 'slow knitter' and it took 2 hours? It would have taken me two decades.

    You made this? So cute! I say why worry about mitten #2; just pair up all the other 'mitten #1's' for a fun festive duo. Maybe that could be your tip for tomorrow....

  2. I love it! I'll look for bohemian don't you think?